Chiwetel Ejiofor is a name that’s been bounced around since these Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumors began. It’s also a name I’m happy I don’t need to pronounce, just copy and paste. Presumably after last night’s Golden Globes – where Ejiofor was nominated for his starring role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (the film won, he didn’t) – the Press Association asked him about these Star Wars rumors, (more…)
Two years. A little less than two years till we finally get to see this thing called Star Wars Episode VII. What do we know? Nothing really. J.J. Abrams is directing, Kathleen Kennedy is producing, and Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are re-workng the script written by Michael Arndt. Details? Fuggedaboutit! But one of the Hollywood trade publications took the weekend opportunity to have a rumor dump of all the latest speculative casting for the film, from those already mentioned, to those we’ve yet to hear associated with the project, to the original actors who may, or may not, have bigger parts in the expanded franchise. (more…)
Once more into (or was it “unto”?) the breach, dear readers:
Bleeding Cool has it on the authority of “two dependable voices” (whatever the devil THAT’s supposed to mean) that Jack O’Connell–a young British actor best known for starring in This Is England, Harry Brown, and Tower Block, and will play a supporting role in next year’s 300: Rise of an Empire–is under consideration for a “key” role in Star Wars: Episode VII.
But then again, I expect any day to learn that I’M up for a role in Ep. 7…
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(I really ought to just hang on to this picture, huh?)
One of the first (and only) things Disney has seen fit to officially announce to the public regarding the most anticipated film in the history of…well, history was the release year of 2015. This was made official before JJ Abrams was announced as director, or Michael Arndt was brought on (and later removed) as screenwriter. For a time, the traditional Star Wars release month of May was assumed–then, just recently, the House of Mouse announced that Episode VII would instead hit theaters on December 18…
And the film’s director couldn’t be happier.
Last month we got the news that Michael Arndt was being replaced as screenwriter on Star Wars: Episode VII by the film’s director: JJ Abrams, and its producer, Lawrence Kasdan–due primarily to time issues.
Now THR reports that the production is looking to cast the first new character to arise from the Abrams/Kasdan collaboration.
Ok, before I get into this, I’d like it clear that I have seen NO verification that what you are about to read is legitimate. All I know is that these pages were originally sent to Bleeding Cool, but who sent them, and what their original source is, I do not know, and was not discussed.
Anyhoo, what we seem to have here is an excerpt from an audition script apparently being used to cast what may be two of Episode VII‘s young leads.
Every day brings a new Star Wars Episode VII tidbit. In case you missed yesterday’s casting bits, Jason Flemyng tweeted (and then deleted) a picture of his Star Wars audition script. Bleeding Cool has the dialog from those script pages (slight spoilers if space apples actually appear in the final draft) and news that Dr. Who’s Matt Smith also took a Star Wars meeting.
When Star Wars Episode VII was announced, everyone was hopeful for the return of the three main protagonists of the first trilogy, but it doesn’t seem like such a sure thing anymore. Harrison Ford’s casting in Star Wars Episode VII was up in the air in a while (it’s finally been confirmed), but now, Mark Hamill‘s status as Luke Skywalker is in question, according to Samuel L. Jackson. (more…)
As you may or may not have realized, there’s been a lot of secrecy around the development of Star Wars Episode VII. In fact, so little’s been revealed that those of us who post nerdy news on the internet have more or less had make a big deal out of whatever random, could-be-plausible rumor, no matter how truthful of consequential those morsels happen to be. Hopefully, I didn’t just undermine the whole point of us, but let’s be honest, these are the bits we live for. So hold on to your butts, because here’s a totally legit sneak peak behind the scenes of Star Wars Episode VII. A surprise appearance by one of the most well-known figure associated with the entire franchise. (more…)